Day in history for September 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Azel Bodinson of Rock Island was critically injured while working on a Rock Island Lines train in Peoria.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Current prices in Rock Island are: Eggs, 12 cents a dozen; butter, 16 cents a pound; potatoes, 35 cents a bushel.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dan H. McNeal, East Moline, was appointed assistant state's attorney.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mel Gordon, former Rock Island High and Drake University star, will be one of the signal callers for the Quad-City Mohawks when they open the season Sunday afternoon at the Rock Island Public Schools stadium, meeting the Wausau, Wisc., club in a Central States Professional Football League game.

1975 -- 25 years ago
One of the youngest competitors ever shared top honors in one of the area's oldest tournaments when 10-year-old Gary Maass of Rock Island was on the winning threesome in the 52nd annual Daily Dispatch Rolle Bolle Tournament at Stephens Park, Moline. Gary, who took up the sport only this year, scored a couple of critical points in the championship round. Joining Gary on the winning team were Bob DeBusschere of Moline and Chuck Emmendorfer of East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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